He would marry five times and when his fifth wife, Nancy died, he grew very reluctant to continue the consciousness journeys he had so successfully explored and documented throughout his work, because he believed he might not ever return. Currently, he lives in Galloway, Scotland, but spends much of his time at the Monroe Institute® in Virginia. He put his technology to practical use by creating frequencies that have helped people with everything from meditation and learning, to insomnia, quitting smoking, and pain control. Now his achievements can be seen in perspective and his contribution to the understanding of human consciousness can be acknowledged. The first few chapters are difficult to get through, as the information on Monroe's family especially the name changes isn't clear.
Russell writes that he is much indebted to Stockton for information about Monroe's career and family life. He put his technology to practical use by creating frequencies that has helped people with everything from meditation and learning, to insomnia, quitting smoking, and pain control. This book answered all my questions, and then some. He also wrote his own study of altered states of consciousness, The Vast Enquiring Soul. Far Journeys was published by Doubleday in 1985. In many respects, he achieved many unforeseen breakthroughs in the investigations of human consciousness and left behind an extraordinary legacy in the form of the Monroe Institute that continues to carry on his work to this day.
He paints the picture of the man who was an extraordinary visionary and an obsessive explorer into the mysteries of human consciousness, but admittedly, a man who by no means, would be considered a saint. Nor did he tape-record what was happening as it occurred. The question of proof no longer concerned him and he had lost interest in taking part in controlled tests. He share more of Monroe's vision as well as his many struggles. Together, the couple has presented courses in Cambridge, England using the Monroe Hemi-Sync® technology and also introduced it to Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Also, he found it had become very easy for him to move into the out-of-body state.
However, Monroe made consciousness research more than an esoteric thrill ride. When his wife Jill undertook long-distance swimming for health reasons, he documented her feats in Swimming for Life, an authoritative study of the benefits of swimming for disabled people. . I expected this book to be a bit dry after reading some of the reviews on here, but it turned out to be a great read. I'm not sure how fair this assessment is of Monroe's life, but it certainly makes him seem very human. Russell takes the narrative further by writing about the inner workings of the Monroe Institute and the development of Hemi-sync.
He put his technology to practical use by creating frequencies that have helped people with everything from meditation and learning, to insomnia, quitting smoking, and pain control. Having been to The Monroe Institute twice, I have always wondered how everything came together and how Bob got it there. Monroe died in 1995, but the institute he founded continues to flourish and expand, and Hemi-Sync® is now available in Europe, Canada, South and Central America, and Japan. When he awoke on the following night he put this intention into practice. Then, early in 1972, he realized that the limiting factor was his own conscious mind. Monroe's research on alternative realities and his pioneering research in consciousness are charted in a blend of biography and new age insights, making for an excellent recommendation not just for New Age collections, but for any general-interest library catering to readers of psychology or mysticism.
The Journey of Robert Monroe. The first part of the book includes an account of the research at Whistlefield with a description of the Hemi-Sync technology and extracts from the reports of the Explorers and some of the participants in the Gateway program. Through the years, they became close friends of both Bob, and his wife, Nancy Monroe. The rest of the book provides useful information supplementing and clarifying the history of the Monroe Institute and the personal characteristics of Robert Monroe that tended to reduce his effectiveness and that of the institute. I have read the three books written by Robert Monroe and reading this book gave him more credibility in my view. However, Monroe made consciousness research more than an esoteric thrill ride. Along with the books I've mentioned in this review, I also highly recommend Eyes of an Angel by Paul Elder.
The Russells are both Monroe Outreach Trainers, conducting occasional workshops in their home in Scotland, and making annual visits to Cyprus to present the Going Home program there. Although he does not give the dates, it is apparent from the context that many of the experiences he describes in his second book occurred after the Institute moved to its new home on Roberts Mountain in 1979. That book which has sold more than a million copies and that man Robert Monroe helped cement the concept of astral travel into the American psyche and made the 'out-of-body experience' a familiar phrase. That was only the beginning of the story. However Monroe made consciousness research more than an esoteric thrill ride. Ronald retired from teaching and is now living in Galloway, Ronald has given several lecture courses on states of consciousness for the University of Glasgow. The attempt to explain consciousness has developed into a sort of academic business, with professorships and lectureships accumulating and publications multiplying year after year.
From that point on, until his death in 1995, he would be consumed by an unwavering passion to truly understand these strange and wonderful experiences. However, he began to feel a sense of frustration; the experiences themselves now seemed limited, even boring. To explore further he should stop attempting to control what was happening and instead remain passive, allowing his total self to take over. In 1971 Doubleday published a book called Journeys Out of the Body, a Virginia businessman's memoir of his weird and wonderful adventures on other planes of reality. In 1971 Doubleday published a book called Journeys Out of the Body a Virginia businessman's memoir of his weird and wonderful adventures on other planes of reality.